What is the ‘Orangeness’ in an Orange?
What is common between a sliced and a peeled Orange? A ripe and a rotten Orange? A nibbled Orange and a fresh one?
A picture of an Orange, the sound ‘Orange Juice’, the taste of Orange pop, the smell of Orange peel, the touch of Orange pip, the letters ‘O R A N G E’, on a page. The negation: ‘Not-Orange’.
Orangeness is an idea, a concept. A thought.
But then, what is an ‘Orange’?
‘I don’t exactly know what Orangeness is Professor, but I sure know how to pick an Orange’.
Or do I?